Spring is the perfect time to revamp your living spaces and create a refreshing environment you can revel in for the year to come. Changing up your décor is a great way to revitalize your home and yourself, but it can be an expensive endeavor. We all deserve to spend time in a space we love, so let us show you how to embrace spring trends on a budget.
The Thrift Trend
Fortunately, one of spring 2022’s biggest trends is a shift toward sustainable, thrifted purchases. Thrift stores are treasure troves of budget-friendly items just waiting for you to give them new life. Or, if you prefer to shop from home, you can scour the internet for thrifted treasures! Sites like Etsy offer thrifted décor without the hassle of browsing the aisles. Coffee or side tables, bedframes, bookshelves, and art are all common thrift finds. If you prefer an eclectic look, lean into well-worn or distressed items. Simply sanitize them and leave them as-is for an environment that feels homey and well loved. Some purchases, however, may require a little extra TLC. A bit of spray paint in your favorite color or a no-strip wood stain can help you personalize and modernize your finds while only spending a few extra bucks.
The last few years have had many of us reworking our spaces to create makeshift home office or homeschooling setups. Luckily, multipurpose furniture is a naturally budget-friendly solution, as it can do the job of several items at once.
A great option for those of us in smaller spaces is a lift-top coffee table that can double as a spot for work and storage. This pop-up office solution can be folded down at the end of the day so you can transform your living room back into a place to relax and unwind.
An ottoman with a lid will subtly increase your storage as well, allowing you to kick your feet up while housing blankets or tech safely inside.
A futon is another great option for small-space dwellers. Your studio apartment can double as a bedroom and living room with the help of a piece that acts as a couch for guests, and then converts into a comfy bed to land on after a long day.
We’re digging a warm, earthy color palette for spring ‘22. These natural tones bring the outdoors into our personal spaces, allowing us to tap into those naturally restorative elements. Painting our walls to reflect this trend can be pricey, and those of us in rented spaces may not have the ability to do so. But this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! Peel-and-stick wallpaper in organic colors is a cost-effective, non-permanent option for the DIY-inclined, and some varieties are even reusable. You can lean into the look even further by opting for art, tapestries, and other décor that grounds your home with earthy tones, or thrift furniture that boasts natural wood textures. Picking up a few smaller pieces, like a set of fawn-colored accent pillows or a neutral-toned blanket, can warm up the space without requiring a total color palette rehaul.
The Natural Choice
2022 trends have us connecting to the outside world even more with the rising popularity of houseplants. As spring rolls around, many stores open garden centers that make following this trend a breeze. To fill your space with budget-friendly greenery, opt for small, young plants. Because of their age, these plants tend to be cheaper than their larger, older counterparts, with the added joy of watching them grow. Fill your space with these little beauties to get that essential breath of fresh air. Most stores will sell inexpensive plastic or terracotta pots, so your plant babies’ homes don’t have to break the bank either.
Tailored to You
Gone are the days of rigid interior styling. With many of us spending more time in our homes, comfort and personalization have become key factors in the way we decorate. Do you love the look of a minimalist space but find yourself missing the warm touches of a cottagecore abode? Why not mix and match the elements you love from both, or dedicate different rooms in your home to different design styles? The benefit of the mixed-design trend is that you can slowly incorporate new elements into your home as your budget allows. Grab an industrial coffee table one month, then save up for a Scandi-style area rug for your next big purchase.
Texture is the word this spring, and the styling possibilities are endless. Thick knit fabrics and faux furs can add a sense of warmth and calm to our comfort zones. DIY-ers can pick up some inexpensive yarn and knit a few soft, cozy blankets, or pick up some new fabric and give that old accent chair a facelift. Those who prefer ready-made items can keep an eye on the sales racks, ready to pounce when warmer weather rolls around. Rattan or woven accent pieces lend toward 2022’s natural vibes while adding subtle interest, and you can easily find them at any thrift store or make them by hand. Let the space where you spend the most time cater to your comfort with the help of textured décor.
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